New Moon April 2020 ~ Sensual World


The New Moon 22 April 2020 falls at 3º Taurus. The new moon April 2020 astrology will trigger a wide Saturn square Uranus which will give us a taste of what is to come in 2021 when all this madness is over.

New Moon April 2020 Astrology

New Mon April 2020

New Moon April 2020 ~ Fixed Star Sheratan

Sheratan is found in Constellation Aries. It is one of ‘the Butters’ stars found in one of the ram’s horns along with Mesarthim. These stars are of the nature of Mars and Saturn, with Sheratan the wilder of the two. Robson says Sheratan “causes bodily injuries, unscrupulous defeat, destruction by fire, war or earthquake.”  The Ebertins say of Sheratan that is is a “Daredevil and bold, danger is indicated when acting impulsively and in a foolhardy way.” [1]

The Aries constellation seems so very antipathetic to the definition of tropical Taurus, but they are both beasts with horns that tend to ‘bully’! I don’t think constellation Aries is contradicted too much by being in tropical Taurus with this New Moon rather we just get the steamroller effect.

These stars have a Mars/Saturn quality according to Ptolemy, which makes them fit this decan really well. Manilus says of the Aries constellation as a whole “he will give birth to hearts that are never content with what is theirs; he will engender minds bent on plunder and will banish all sense of shame: such is their desire for venture. Even thus does the ram himself rush forth with lowered horns, resolved to win or die. Not for them the gentle ease of a fixed abode with none but peaceful cares; it is ever their delight to travel through unknown cities, to explore uncharted seas, and enjoy the whole world’s hospitality.” [2]

The 1st Face Of Taurus

“A woman of curly hair, having a single child who is dressed in clothes like unto fire, and she herself dressed in similar clothes.  And this is a face of plowing and working the earth, of sciences, geometry, of sowing seed, and making things.” ~ Picatrix

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Artwork ‘1st Face Of Taurus’ J Swofford at: and JSwoffordArtandPhoto

New Moon April 2020 Aspects

The main issue with Moon square Saturn is the premature requirement to be self-sufficient. The mother may have been ill or unavailable, so that the child had to parent themselves or younger siblings. Of course this is what some people are being forced to do now with little access to national health services or convenience foods. (Unless you want to queue up for an hour.) Another manifestation of this aspect would be expressing nurturing in a more masculine fashion, practical, rather than emotional support. This is about growing up very spartan and the home could be a place of work (Home working!)

Moon conjunction Uranus is shocking and changeable, emotions often change in a flash. Uranus stands for the truth and revelation, so it can happen that those touched by this new moon will risk exile by speaking truth that the populous finds hard to accept. Moon conjunct Uranus may never feel truly at home in the present moment because they are so far ahead of time in their thinking. We might not know the truth of this moment in history until afterwards like with 9/11.

New Moon April 2020 Summary

The moon is in a fantastic position but the aspects of this new moon are quite challenging. With the Moon square Saturn and wide conjunct Uranus, we are being forced to make changes that we don’t like. The moon conjunct Uranus could be getting cabin fever now so we might start to see some signs of civil unrest like we already seeing in southern Italy. It all depends on the strength of the home. Strong families will become more tightly bonded while weak ones could be going stir crazy. This is a make-or-break time for relationships.

The new moon alignment with the fixed star Sheratan makes this ram hard to contain, as Manilus says, it wants to venture and also likes to plunder hence we might see more supermarket looting. The yellow vest movement and the Hong Kong protests had to stop due to the ‘panda sickness.’*  Those issues have not gone away however and an aspect of them might flare up during this new moon cycle also.

Check out New Moon April 2020 YouTube Video below for more details.

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Image: Flora & The Zephryrs. John W Waterhouse. 1897
1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.18, under the name El-Scheratain.]
2. Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 4, p.233.
3. * My new nickname for the current malaise

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